Master Class: Carlos Guestrin (2-3 July 2015)

Carlos Guestrin is the Amazon Professor of Machine Learning at the Computer Science & Engineering Department of the University of Washington. He is also a co-founder and CEO of GraphLab Inc., focusing large-scale machine learning and graph analytics. His previous positions include the Finmeccanica Associate Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and senior researcher at the Intel Research Lab in Berkeley. Carlos received his PhD and Master from Stanford University, and a Mechatronics Engineer degree from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Carlos' work has been recognized by awards at a number of conferences and two journals: KDD 2007 and 2010, IPSN 2005 and 2006, VLDB 2004, NIPS 2003 and 2007, UAI 2005, ICML 2005, AISTATS 2010, JAIR in 2007 & 2012, and JWRPM in 2009. He is also a recipient of the ONR Young Investigator Award, NSF Career Award, Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, IBM Faculty Fellowship, the Siebel Scholarship and the Stanford Centennial Teaching Assistant Award. Carlos was named one of the 2008 `Brilliant 10' by Popular Science Magazine, received the IJCAI Computers and Thought Award and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). He is a former member of the Information Sciences and Technology (ISAT) advisory group for DARPA.

Carlos will give two talks during his visit, an additional talk will be given by Emily Fox (University of Washington).

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Fri, 03 Jul 2015 Large-Scale Distributed Optimization for Machine Learning (Carlos Guestrin)
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 Lever­ag­ing Opti­miza­tion Tech­niques to Scale Bayesian Inference (Emily Fox)
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 Machine Learning at Scale: Big Data with Small Clusters (Carlos Guestrin)